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Is Your Athlete Ready For Summer Camp?

Printable Summer Camp Packing List School’s out and summer’s here! Chances are, if you have an athlete, there will be a summer camp of sorts in their future. I know I am going to be spending a large part of my day tomorrow labeling and helping my son get packed for his camp. He will only be gone for 5 days but it sure seems like we have a lot to pack! It will also be his first sleepaway camp and while in year’s past I would have doubted his readiness, this year there is no doubt in my mind he will be fine.

I have collected some great resources and checklists to help you decide if your athlete is ready for an overnight camp and what you need to pack.

  • Let’s start with my printable summer camp packing list – one is specifically for gymnasts and the other one is for just about any camp.
  • Mom’s Team has a good checklist for parent’s preparing to send their athlete away to camp
  • PBS’s Bob Ditter on how to get kids ready for camp – the independence, maturity and mental preparation
  • Jennifer O’Donnell has some good tips to help you determine if your tween is ready for an overnight camp
  • TypeA Parent has another good article on how to make sure your child’s first camp experience is a successful one

Don’t forget to label EVERYTHING! Either invest in some good Sharpie markers or better yet, Mabel’s Labels has a Limited Edition Camp Combo™ that is perfect for labeling everything your child may need at camp.

What other tips do you have for sending kids off to camp?

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